- Gary Cooper was an American film actor known for his natural, authentic, and understated acting style and screen performances
|Born:||07 May 1901 Comment |
|When did Gary Cooper die? / Died||13 May 1961|
|How many years did Gary Cooper live? / Lived||60 years|
Gary Cooper facts
- His career spanned thirty-five years, from 1925 to 1960, and included leading roles in eighty-four feature films
- He was a major movie star from the end of the silent film era through the end of the golden age of Classical Hollywood
- His screen persona appealed strongly to both men and women, and his range of performances included roles in most major movie genres
- Cooper's ability to project his own personality onto the characters he played contributed to his appearing natural and authentic on screen
- The screen persona he sustained throughout his career represented the ideal American hero
- Cooper began his career as a film extra and stunt rider and soon landed acting roles
- After establishing himself as a Western hero in his early silent films, Cooper became a movie star in 1929 with his first sound picture, The Virginian
- In the early 1930s, he expanded his heroic image to include more cautious characters in adventure films and dramas such as A Farewell to Arms (1932) and The Lives of a Bengal Lancer (1935)
- During the height of his career, Cooper portrayed a new type of hero—a champion of the common man—in films such as Mr
- Deeds Goes to Town (1936), Meet John Doe (1941), Sergeant York (1941), The Pride of the Yankees (1942), and For Whom the Bell Tolls (1943)
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